With the holidays on the horizon, the announcement of rotating postal strikes in four Canadian cities couldn’t have come at a worse time.
The strike is being led by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, which represents more than 50 thousand Canada Post employees.
24 hour rotating strikes began this morning in Victoria, Edmonton, Windsor, and Halifax.
According to the Union, they chose to use rotating strikes to lessen the impact on Canadians while still getting their point across.
With the exception of Edmonton, mail will still be processed during the strikes, though delivery will be significantly delayed.
The strikes present a particular difficulty for small businesses who rely on shipments from the four hub locations, especially at such an essential time.